DotEmu, Nicky Boom, iPhone, iPhone 3G, Apple

DotEmu, a French developer, has announced that they are working on games for Apple’s iPhone. The first title should come out in the last quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2009. Xavier Liard, CEO of DotEmu, says that they especially want to license classic games and bring them to new mobile devices by using emulation technology developed by DotEmu’s CTO. Liard says that the iPhone has a great resolution for classic games and believes that there is a classic game for every gamer, even for the casual gamers.

Their first title is Nicky Boom, the classic Amiga platformer already available for other mobile devices. In Nicky Boom you control Nicky, a young boy who’s on a journey to save his grandfather who has been cursed by from a witch’s spell. He must defend himself by throwing bouncy balls, logs, apple cores and so on. NickyBoom contains eight levels situated in four different themes with a swamp, a dark forest and a castle. DotEmu didn’t want to give us details on their other iPhone-games yet, but all games from DotEmu’s catalog can be ported to the iPhone.